2 1/2 Cups
Frozen Fruit & Nutty Dairy Smoothie
Bring on the woofs and barks!
As a chef for both humans as well as pets, I feel a lot of joy when I am able to get creative and develop recipes for pets with special needs (allergies, arthritis, pancreatitis, cancer, hot spots), dietary restrictions (digestive health problems) and palette specific preferences (finicky felines and pups). I create under the guidance of a holistic veterinarian only, as well as recreating adaptations of recipes developed by the foremost leaders in the world on natural pet care and holistic nutrition for small animals. I am so grateful to have this information. And I love the challenge.
I create and cook with an attention to one’s biological individuality, from birth through maturity.
This pet treat was created as a summer treat for my soul dogs, North and Blue, as well as my many canine clients who also ate a home-cooked and semi-raw meal plan. Twenty percent of their daily nutrition was in the form of a treat. This satiated them and assured me they were receiving other beneficial nutrients that were not in their primary meals that consisted of 50-60% meat protein (chicken, beef, lamb, rabbit), 35% veggies (carrots, broccoli, cauliflower, green beans, celery, greens, herbs), and 15% complex carbs (oats, quinoa, lentils, sweet potatoes, brown rice). I occasionally served this to my pets while supervised outdoors as a reward and to exercise gums. It’s a big hit as a party favor and hostess gift as well!
1 medium banana (just ripened/not over ripe)
1/2 cup, organic, unsweetened, plain applesauce (just apples)
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
I cup, plain, organic goats milk yogurt
2 tbsp. organic, peanut powder / or natural peanut butter with (no hydrogenated fat)
Ice cube trays (portion for smaller breeds)
Small dixie cups (portion for larger breeds)
For alternative healing, sourcing, and fantastic recipes. The Goldstein’s’ WELLNESS & LONGEVITY program. The Encyclopedia of Natural Pet Care, CJ Poutinen. The Complete Guide to Natural Health for Dogs and Cats. Richard H. Pitcairn, DVM, PHD, and Susan Hubble Pitcairn.
Step by Step Instructions
Thoroughly blend or process all ingredients until smooth.
For smaller breeds: Use ice cube trays and portion with 2 Tbsp. per each ice cube compartment, freeze until solid. Serve as desired.
For larger breeds: Use Dixie Cups to portion with 4 Tbsp. per each small dixie cup, freeze until solid. Serve as desired.